The 25th Anniversary Event of the Falkland Islands Campaign
The 25th anniversary of the Falklands Campaign will be commemorated across 8,000 miles and five time zones, in London and the Falkland Islands on Sunday 17 June 2007.
This will be a high impact visual event on Horse Guards Parade and will include a traditional “Drumhead” ceremony and march past. Central to this event will be the personal recollections of veterans and Islanders as they tell their stories in their own words. Senior members of the Royal Family will be in attendance and there will also be live TV coverage of this event on the BBC.
This event will be followed by a parade of veterans and their modern day service counterparts up The Mall to Buckingham Palace to witness a fly past of aircraft from the Falklands era as well as some of those flown by the same squadrons today.Space in the audience at Horse Guards Parade will be limited, and it is hoped that as many as possible of the campaign’s veterans will be able to attend. If demand for tickets is high they will be allocated in priority order:
- Holders of the South Atlantic Medal (1982) and war widows;
- Other widows and families; and
- Others, both civilian and military, who were associated with the conflict
The organisers will endeavour to ensure that as many South Atlantic Medal (1982) holders attend as possible. If necessary they will issue tickets to allow medal holders to march even if tickets are not available for their guests in the stands, however all ticket applications should be made as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that for security reasons, access to the Horse Guards Parade Event will not be permitted for anyone who has not formally applied for tickets, either for marching or seating.
Children will not be admitted to this event without a ticket, and must be allocated a seat. This event is unsuitable for buggies.
Please see the official Falklands 25 website at www.falklands25.com for further details about commemorative events taking place 14-17 June 2007.
The official closing date for receiving applications was 30 April 2007.